Road Games, Postseason for TAMIU Teams
Texas A&M International University's men's and women's basketball
teams will complete the 2004-05 regular season by playing three road games
in five days, beginning with a Thursday night doubleheader at Texas Wesleyan.
After that, TAMIU's hoops teams will play doubleheaders at Paul Quinn
College on Saturday and Southwestern Assemblies (SAGU) on Monday.
Both teams have secured Red River Athletic Conference postseason tournament
berths in only their second season of competition. The eight-team RRAC
men's and women's postseason tournaments will be hosted by Southwestern
Assemblies on Mar. 3-5 in Waxahachie.
First round games on the men's side will be held at Waxahachie High
School with the women's first round games scheduled for Southwestern Assemblies'
gym. The semifinal and championship round on both sides will be held at
TAMIU's women enter the final three games in fifth place in the conference
standings with a 12-7 mark, one half game behind fourth place UT-Permian
Basin (13-7 RRAC) and one and a half games ahead of fifth place Huston-Tillotson
The Dustdevils (15-12 overall) could finish anywhere from third to sixth
in the regular season standings but will most likely end up with a fourth
or fifth place finish. That would likely match them up with UT-Permian
Basin in the RRAC postseason tournament quarterfinal round. TAMIU and
UTPB have split two games this season, with TAMIU winning, 87-63, in Laredo
and UTPB winning, 81-77, in Odessa.
The Dustdevil men are also in fifth place in the RRAC standings with
an 11-8 conference mark. That places TAMIU (12-15 overall) one game behind
fourth place Texas Wesleyan (12-7 RRAC) and one and a half games ahead
of sixth place Southwestern Assemblies (10-10 RRAC).
Like the women, the TAMIU men could finish anywhere from third to sixth
place in the regular season race depending on the outcome of the next
three games. Also, like the women, the Dustdevil men most likely will
finish in either fourth or fifth place. TAMIU would have to win out and
Texas College(13-7 RRAC) would have to lose its final two games for the
Dustdevils to finish in third place.
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